How we work with our partners

How we work with our partners

Our mission, with our partners, is to improve health and secure high-quality healthcare for the people of Bolton, now and for future generations.

At Bolton NHS Foundation Trust we collaborate and co-operate with organisations at both a national and local level to improve outcomes.

We believe there is more we can do to help bring people together from across the health, social care and voluntary sector to meet people’s emotional, physical and social care needs. We work with our partners to develop a more joined up approach to care, so people get the right level of care and support in their community from the right services at the right time.

In 2020 we came together with our partners to radically change the way we deliver health and care services in Bolton. The aim was to build an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) where we all worked together to improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across the system.

The ICP is a partnership made up of the different providers of health and care in Bolton, including hospital and community health services, GP practices, adult social care, mental health services, the police, community housing and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE).

Together we provide the most appropriate services for local residents in order to help them stay well for longer and empower them to take care of themselves and their families.

Working in this way will enable the ICP to make better use of resources (money and buildings) and create a system that will last for the future and offer co-ordinated care closer to people’s homes; tailored to people and their communities’ unique needs and enabling people to ‘tell their story once.’

For us, the concept of integration is about thinking beyond organisational structures in health, and social care; focusing more on how we work with our partners to provide people with all round support.

More information about our partners